3D Modeling & Visualization

Intergraph’s next-generation, multi-disciplinary marine, offshore, and shipbuilding design system, Intergraph Smart™ 3D extends the boundaries for true concurrent design. Building on its heritage and support for the industry spanning more than 25 years, Smart 3D innovates in a number of key areas aimed at improving the overall quality and productivity of design and manufacturing. The solution uses key technologies built around a data-centric solution where outfitting and structure for topside and hull are fully integrated in a single solution. Smart 3D includes comprehensive worksharing capabilities, design automation tools, and customizable design rules that can capture the company’s know-how and create competitive advantages. This is enabling the multi-disciplinary team to create an accurate 3D model based on established company rules and standards. The 3D model generation adds significant value to engineers, shipyards, owners, and operators. Multi-discipline models can be periodically reviewed to identify necessary changes during the design phase, when modifications are easier to make and more economical to implement – from both cost and schedule perspectives. Automation extends beyond 3D modeling (including modularized generation of models and Advanced Plate Systems) into drawing production, reducing the time needed to generate and update project deliverables such as orthographic drawings, piping isometrics, and material takeoff (MTO) reports.

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  • For EPCs, Owners and Operators

Multi-Discipline 3D Marine, Offshore & Shipbuilding Modeling & Design

Smart 3D, Intergraph’s latest 3D marine, offshore, and shipbuilding design solution, dramatically increases design, modeling, and deliverable production productivity across all key disciplines involved in the design of today’s complex structures while increasing overall design quality, data integrity, and productivity. Using industry-standard database technologies, Smart 3D is a true, data-centric offshore modeling environment. This enables the multi-disciplinary design team to create an intelligent 3D model from which all intelligent deliverables are produced (drawings, General Arrangements, ISOs, and MTOs). Smart 3D also includes fabrication requirements for pipes (via SmartPlant® Spoolgen®) and plate and profile nesting applications. Smart 3D includes a series of integrated tasks addressing key design activities, including:

  • Project Setup and Reference Data Tasks – Definition and management of multi-disciplinary component catalogs and specifications
  • Design Aids – Intelligent grids combined with 3D space management tools
  • Rules – User-customizable rules that capture best practices within a company that enable productivity improvements and the implementation of established corporate design standards to be easily deployed across all designs.
  • 3D Modeling – Plates, profiles, piping, equipment, outfitting structure, civil/ foundation, electrical cable tray, HVAC ducting, multi-disciplinary hangers and supports, disciplines such as hole management, and planning for managing data in blocks or modules
  • Drawings & Reports – Definition, creation, management, and update of intelligent project deliverables (orthographic drawings, piping isometrics, and reports)
  • Existing Structures – Laser-scanned data handled via point-cloud technology to execute revisions and maintenance
  • Interference Checking – Constant, interactive interference checking and project-level interference checking integral for improvements in quality and productivity
    Smart 3D enables designs to be checked for clashes and corrected prior to fabrication and assembly. Cost, time, and schedules can be reduced and quality increased. This instills a high degree of confidence that "as-designed" equals "as-built."

Engineering Design Automation

Smart 3D extends marine, offshore, and shipbuilding design and deliverable automation to new levels. Yet the solution simplifies or even eliminates redundant, time-consuming workflows and tasks, such as drawing definition, annotation and dimensioning, and repetitive design tasks. A range of multi-disciplinary automation features are supplied as a standard feature of Smart 3D, which may be extended to suit specific project or customer requirements.

Smart 3D’s automation environment offers organizations the opportunity to develop higher level, strategic automations addressing specific engineering needs. Smart 3D automations can capture companies’ knowledge to extend their competitive advantage even further compared to more traditional approaches.

Achieve significant time and cost savings with Smart 3D. Plus, ensure consistency and quality across the enterprise.

Integration between Marine, Offshore & Shipbuilding Design, Process, Instrumentation, and Electrical Disciplines

Data and application integration across other engineering disciplines is a crucial aspect of Smart 3D’s design environment. Integrated via SmartPlant Foundation, P&ID-driven piping design and comparison within Smart 3D is now possible. Intelligent schematic data produced initially in SmartPlant P&ID can be directly used in the Smart 3D piping task to ensure consistency between the schematics and physical offshore designs. This also eliminates the need for data re-entry and traditional checking, saving time and improving quality.

Intelligent electrical data created using SmartPlant Electrical can be used to drive intelligent, automatic cable routing in Smart 3D. This enables the correct design against the amount of cables within the trays, further improving design quality and time. Accurate cabling data can then be passed back from Smart 3D for use in SmartPlant Electrical.

For instrumentation, Smart 3D integrates with inline instrument data, often based on vendor-specific data, created originally using SmartPlant Instrumentation to generate inline instruments. The advantage is a truly integrated design and engineering environment in which data reuse and integrity are safeguarded using SmartPlant Enterprise engineering solutions.

Engineering Knowledge Capture and Reuse

Smart 3D includes capabilities for the development and application of engineering rules to support the design team. A comprehensive range of engineering rules are included with Smart 3D. Additional engineering rules may also be defined to capture engineering knowledge within the organization, enabling you to balance the increasing mix of experienced and inexperienced project teams across all key disciplines while still protecting overall project integrity and design quality.

SmartMarine 3D also enables full design reuse of data across all design disciplines during detailed 3D modeling. This has a major impact on reducing engineering labor hours and offers the potential for true modular-based design through intelligent "smart" components and assemblies. Design checks and approvals can be completed more quickly because the application of rules assures your design integrity. Benefits include reduced risk, shortened project timelines, and increased quality.

Engineering Change Notification and Management

Smart 3D includes a unique capability which automatically notifies designers following any design change. Designers receive notification of changes specific to their design activities via an electronic "To-Do" list which is fully managed and controlled by SmartPlant Foundation. This environment offers major advantages when tracking and managing all engineering changes during the design life cycle.

Automated Orthographic and Piping Isometric Drawings and Reports

Smart 3D offers a unique series of tools which fully automate the production of intelligent 3D deliverable drawings directly from the 3D model. You can automatically generate accurate, fully dimensioned, and annotated orthographic drawings. As designs change, these deliverables can be quickly updated and issued to users. Similarly, Smart 3D includes ISOGEN®, the de facto standard solution used to automatically generate piping isometrics, resulting in considerable reductions in the time needed to generate and update drawings to reflect the latest design status. These capabilities save time, improve quality, and reduce risk through the consistency of using automation to produce deliverables quickly and easily.

Manufacturing Capabilities

With Smart 3D, you can nest plates and profiles in an integrated environment where production and design are linked together to enable the use of just-in-time principles. Also, supporting elements such as piping and bending templates are well integrated into the Smart 3D solution.

Conceptual Marine, Offshore & Shipbuilding Layout

SmartMarine 3D’s sister product, SmartPlant Layout, offers an environment for the rapid development of alternative 3D  layouts and configurations for owners and operators looking to evaluate initial capital budgets for new projects as well as shipyards looking to develop and refine an optimized layout within defined requirements, engineering scope, and budgets. Automatic, rule-based pipe routing integrating with external line list data or SmartPlant P&IDs dramatically reduces the time needed to define a new  layout. Direct integration with leading third-party cost-estimating software further extends the benefits of Intergraph’s layout solutions. This enables shipyards, owners, and operators to quickly assess design variations for cost impacts. The work that has been completed in the assessment phase can be used in further design without the need for remodeling.

Intelligent Design

SmartMarine 3D enables iterative design beyond current technologies or solutions, based on its intelligent 3D business objects forming the computer data-based model. By using these "smart" business objects (for example, a pipe, a control valve, or a structural steel member), Intergraph has been able to introduce innovative new technologies to extend even further the possibilities for intelligent 3D design. Such technologies include object associativity, relationships, specification-driven component placement, and parametrics.

Global Connectivity – Concurrent, Collaborative Engineering

SmartMarine Enterprise solutions are fully enabled to support global shipyards, engineering companies, owners, and operators with collaboration throughout the life cycle project using the latest worksharing technologies based on industry-standard database replication. True global worksharing using Intergraph’s SmartMarine Enterprise design solutions now means that shipyards, engineering companies, their sub-suppliers, owners, and operators are able to design collaboratively together in a single design environment, which may extend across international boundaries. This optimizes resources around the world to develop the new design in a truly collaborative, integrated design environment.

Open Systems Integration

SmartMarine 3D fully supports comprehensive data and application integration with other SmartMarine Enterprise products as well as external, third party applications. SmartMarine 3D’s open system architecture uses current industry standards to support data and graphics exchanges to ensure true interoperability between engineering software tools used on today’s projects.

Design Visualization

Design visualization and design review are fully supported using Intergraph’s established SmartPlant Review visualization software. SmartPlant Review fully integrates with the SmartMarine 3D model, allowing designers to undertake comprehensive design reviews of the 3D model to ensure design integrity.

Add-on modules address specific engineering tasks, such as construction simulation and on-site drawing generation. SmartPlant Review also provides integration with external laser point cloud data to facilitate in-context design visualization.

SmartPlant Review is applicable to shipyards, engineering companies, and subcontractors involved in design reviews, as well as owners and operators visualizing and "walking around" their 3D model in advance of fabrication and assembly. This provides the opportunity for all disciplines to "see" the constantly evolving project during design and implement modifications earlier in the process when they are more cost-effective and faster to implement.

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